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Battery Backup Pumps

Secondary Backup Pump

At ACM, we always recommend to our customers that they consider a backup system. The simplest type of backup consists of a second pump. The float on this backup pump is positioned a few inches higher than the primary pump. This way, if the primary pump should fail for any reason or if the water in the sump is rising too fast for the primary pump, the backup pump will automatically come on, ensuring that your basement remains dry.

Battery Backup Pumps

Because the pump runs on your home’s electricity, it will not function during a power outage. This can be especially problematic due to the fact that power outages often coincide with the heaviest rains. Because of this, it is sometimes wise to consider a battery backup sump pump system. Be sure to ask about battery backup pumps when speaking with your ACM representative.